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James L.

£30 - £32 /hr

Medical Sciences (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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Hi, I'm James, and I'm a Masters graduate in Biosciences from the University of Bath, also with a Medical Sciences degree from the University of Exeter. I'm incredibly passionate and interested in all of the sciences-Biology, Chemistry and Physics-as well as maths. This was much to the annoyance of friends and family who hate how much I talk about it-as a result, I thought....why not channel this energy into helping people understand science? That's why i'm here-to make all your science and maths troubles easier to understand and remember, and to try and help that translate into exam success.

I'm now also available for personal statement help, mainly for STEM applicants but I am happy to help anyone. Having successfully applied for two degrees, and having helped numerous people before in university applications, i'd be happy to look over personal statements to help improve your application. 

Hi, I'm James, and I'm a Masters graduate in Biosciences from the University of Bath, also with a Medical Sciences degree from the University of Exeter. I'm incredibly passionate and interested in all of the sciences-Biology, Chemistry and Physics-as well as maths. This was much to the annoyance of friends and family who hate how much I talk about it-as a result, I thought....why not channel this energy into helping people understand science? That's why i'm here-to make all your science and maths troubles easier to understand and remember, and to try and help that translate into exam success.

I'm now also available for personal statement help, mainly for STEM applicants but I am happy to help anyone. Having successfully applied for two degrees, and having helped numerous people before in university applications, i'd be happy to look over personal statements to help improve your application. 

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About my sessions

There's two things I want to accomplish in each lesson:

1) Helping you understand topic(s) you are struggling with

2) Helping you understand how to convert that understanding into full marks in exam questions on that topic.

To that end, my lessons will normally run with the following structure:

-Going through the key points you will need to know for those topics, including theory, equations, whatever else. This will usually be explained with the assistance of graphs, diagrams and pictures because....well, they make it easier to understand!

-Spending the last 15-20 mins consolidating this knowledge, with exam questions from past papers.

There's two things I want to accomplish in each lesson:

1) Helping you understand topic(s) you are struggling with

2) Helping you understand how to convert that understanding into full marks in exam questions on that topic.

To that end, my lessons will normally run with the following structure:

-Going through the key points you will need to know for those topics, including theory, equations, whatever else. This will usually be explained with the assistance of graphs, diagrams and pictures because....well, they make it easier to understand!

-Spending the last 15-20 mins consolidating this knowledge, with exam questions from past papers.

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Clare Parent from Matlock Lesson review 14 Jun, 17:30

15 Jun

James has been an absolutely fantastic tutor over the past year. He has endless patience and ability to pass on his knowledge. Many many thanks

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Clare Parent from Matlock Lesson review 14 May '17, 17:00

14 May, 2017

Emily was really struggling with the Sciences. James has tailored his explanations to suite her and the improvement has been dramatic. Many many thanks. Clare

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Hamza Student Lesson review 19 Jun '16, 20:00

19 Jun, 2016

great tutor, really breaks everything down according to spec and makes everything easy to learn. well informed on all topics and always answers questions fully. would really recommend if your looking for someone to give you structured and relevant lessons, no matter the time frame till your exams.

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Lamya Parent from Heliopolis

22 Sep

Boudy thinks you are the best he really benefits from your tutoring. Thank you

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
BiologyA-level (A2)A
ChemistryA-level (A2)A*
PhysicsA-level (A2)A*
MathematicsA-level (A2)A
Medical ScienceDegree (Bachelors)2:1
MRes BioscienceDegree (Masters)MERIT

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
ChemistryA Level£30 /hr
BiologyGCSE£30 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£30 /hr
MathsGCSE£30 /hr
PhysicsGCSE£30 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£30 /hr
BiologyUniversity£32 /hr

Questions James has answered

Does anaerobic respiration lead to less ATP production?


Simply...yes. Normal respiration in cells, when aerobic, has 4 stages. These are: 1) Glycolysis (where sugar is broken down to pyruvate) 2) The Link Reaction (where pyruvate is converted to Acetyl CoA) 3) The Krebs Cycle (where acetyl CoA is oxidised, releasing electrons to use to make ATP) 4) Oxidative Phosphorylation (where the electrons are passed between some proteins, producing energy to make ATP). In aerobic respiration, all four stages can be completed. Most of the ATP is produced during the final stage, which requires oxygen as it is used to make water at the end. A full cycle of aerobic respiration with one glucose molecule can produce roughly 34-36 ATP Molecules. In anaerobic respiration, the lack of oxygen makes the cells stop the process after the first step, glycolysis. During glycolysis, two ATP molecules are used, but 4 are made (for one molecule of glucose). This makes a gain of two ATP molecules-1/18th of the molecules produced if the cell does aerobic respiration.

Simply...yes. Normal respiration in cells, when aerobic, has 4 stages. These are: 1) Glycolysis (where sugar is broken down to pyruvate) 2) The Link Reaction (where pyruvate is converted to Acetyl CoA) 3) The Krebs Cycle (where acetyl CoA is oxidised, releasing electrons to use to make ATP) 4) Oxidative Phosphorylation (where the electrons are passed between some proteins, producing energy to make ATP). In aerobic respiration, all four stages can be completed. Most of the ATP is produced during the final stage, which requires oxygen as it is used to make water at the end. A full cycle of aerobic respiration with one glucose molecule can produce roughly 34-36 ATP Molecules. In anaerobic respiration, the lack of oxygen makes the cells stop the process after the first step, glycolysis. During glycolysis, two ATP molecules are used, but 4 are made (for one molecule of glucose). This makes a gain of two ATP molecules-1/18th of the molecules produced if the cell does aerobic respiration.

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Explain why ethanoic acid and hydrochloric acid of the same concentrations would give different pH readings

An acid is defined as a proton donor-the hydrogen ion (H+) dissociates from the acid in a solution. Hydrocholoric acid is a strong acid-all of the acid molecules will release their protons into a solution, making it very acidic. Ethanoic acid, on the other hand, is a weak acid-it will only donate some of its hydrogen ions into a solution, making it less acidic than hydrochloric acid solution. An acid is defined as a proton donor-the hydrogen ion (H+) dissociates from the acid in a solution. Hydrocholoric acid is a strong acid-all of the acid molecules will release their protons into a solution, making it very acidic. Ethanoic acid, on the other hand, is a weak acid-it will only donate some of its hydrogen ions into a solution, making it less acidic than hydrochloric acid solution. 

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